Uranus and Pisces Part Ways

For the week of February 24-March 2, 2011.

Several astral interactions have the power to transform the next couple weeks into a series of poignant reflections on eight years of potent transformation. Although many of these insights won’t be new, a heightened consciousness about the consequences of change could turn certain hearts unusually tender. And that sensitivity could lead to a variety of meltdowns — physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. So do your best to witness the intensity without getting swept away.

The source of this keen awareness is two-fold. A Mars/Mercury/Sun conjunction in Pisces, the Sign of sympathy, stimulates concern for others. But more significantly, Uranus is ending its transit through Pisces and its final phase is concentrating the essence of the entire journey, which is why we are in review.

Pisces is a deeply spiritual Sign, and among its many attributes are empathy, mysticism, psychic sensitivities, and altered states of consciousness, all of which allow movement beyond the boundaries of physical reality. Uranus is a catalyst, always throwing lightning bolts at stagnant waters as it simultaneously supports innovation by generating fields of creativity. Much of how it currently makes itself known is through technology.

Ten days after Uranus began its transit through Pisces in March 2003, the war in Iraq also began, a manifestation I found hard to contextualize astrologically. I could only see the Iraq war as a religious war — it was the only interpretation that made sense. We started the war claiming our intention was to bring democracy to the Middle East. But we really began that war to satisfy a chosen few: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell, and the rest of their cohort. Some of them had old grudges to satisfy or pride to uphold, and all of them had a vested interest in the spoils of war — a war that has come at great cost to all of us, not just the 4,500 American soldiers killed, or the 33,000 American troops wounded, or the 100,000 Iraqi civilians killed.

Now, at the end of this Uranian cycle, another “war” for democracy has occurred, 28 days before Uranus moves into Aries on March 11. But this is a revolution by the people and of the people. It is not a revolution led by private interests, religious fanatics, or an outside group of millionaires looking to pad their purses. It’s a revolution based on the principles of democracy, with far fewer casualties than the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. And it happened through technology.

The notion that a cell phone is more powerful than an automatic weapon is an idea I can embrace. The idea that a revolution can coalesce through the ethers and over wireless routers thrills me. And it’s here that I see the power of Uranus in Pisces. Pisces, signifying the undifferentiated oneness of being that blurs boundaries and erases the distinctions of separation, is the perfect network for the Uranian utopian technology that blazes through the invisible realms, connecting and enabling people to stand with each other against oppressors. Technology as a power tool of change is a Uranus-in-Pisces revolution I can finally understand — and it makes me glad.

Take time this week to contemplate the arc of transformation in your life and how technology may have affected your personal revolution. And, as always with life according to Uranus, remember that the situation is sure to keep on changing.

If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.

ARIES “Just let go” could be your new mantra, especially if you’re determined to shift your approach to old patterns that keep you mired in attitudes that no longer serve your greater good.

TAURUS Relax … no one is expecting you to have all the answers. Rather than hiding behind your natural reserve, share the wisdom you do have with others.

GEMINI Strong surges of ambition push career concerns to the top of your to-do list, and as a result, you’re finally ready to do whatever it takes to allow yourself to shine.

CANCER You’re finishing up one cycle in preparation for the next, and while you want to forge ahead, it would be best to clean up the past before you set the same patterns in motion.

LEO There are opportunities to gain dominion over your finances, especially if you are willing to do what’s necessary. It won’t be easy to save instead of spend, but it will be worthwhile.

VIRGO It takes too much energy to pretend you don’t care. Instead of hiding your feelings, wear your heart where everyone can see just how strong you are.

LIBRA There’s no need to apologize for what is ultimately a misunderstanding. You’re all about the work, which means you simply don’t have time for lots of other activities.

SCORPIO It could be love — of any variety — but before you commit to a marriage — of any kind — let the infatuation settle down. I’m not saying it won’t last; I’m just advising you to give it time.

SAGITTARIUS Just sit with this information: Beneath your desire to be loved lies an equally strong need to love.

CAPRICORN It’s a communication problem, especially when you forget to think before you speak. Be aware that while your words are heartfelt, not everyone’s ears are compassionate.

AQUARIUS Pay attention to your finances, and notice what still needs attention and care. You’re not in any fiscal danger, but it’s important to know where you stand.

PISCES As a wild seven years of change winds down, allow yourself to take in the scope of your personal growth. Then breathe, deeply, as many times as is necessary to feel your true strength.


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